Herschel Walker to make MMA debut; Nick Diaz and Cris Cyborg return to action at Strikeforce event in Sunrise, Florida

NEW YORK (December 4, 2009) – Just months after the stunning announcement that he would try his hand at mixed martial arts (MMA), NFL and NCAA football legend, Herschel Walker, will make his highly-anticipated STRIKEFORCE MMA debut at BankAtlantic Center in Sunrise, Florida on Saturday, January 30.  Superstar Nick Diaz and STRIKEFORCE world 145-pound women’s champion Cris Cyborg will co-headline a stacked fight card during STRIKEFORCE’s historic first visit to the state of Florida.

A special pre-sale ticket purchase opportunity will take place for “STRIKEFORCE Insider” e-newsletter subscribers (http://strikeforce.com/insider.html) beginning at 10:00 AM, ET Monday, Dec. 7, and ending at 10 PM, ET on Thursday, Dec. 10.  “STRIKEFORCE Insiders” will receive a special e-newsletter Friday, Dec. 4 with the pre-sale code.

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Elite XC: Heat – fighter salaries, ratings, & live gate

According to the Florida State Boxing Commission, here are the fighter salaries for Elite XC: Heat which took place on Saturday, Oct. 4 at the Bank Atlantic Center in Sunrise, Fla.:

MAIN EVENT FIGHTERS

  • Seth Petruzelli ($50,000/win bonus was $15,000) def. Kevin “Kimbo Slice” Ferguson ($500,000/win bonus would have been $100,000)

MAIN CARD FIGHTERS

  • Jake Shields ($50,000/win bonus was $10,000) def. Paul Daley ($12,000)
  • Andrei Arlovski ($500,000) def. Roy Nelson ($80,000)
  • Gina Carano ($25,000/win bonus was $10,000) def. Kelly Kobald-Gavin ($6,000)
  • Benji Radach ($30,000/win bonus was $15,000) def. Murilo Rua ($35,000)

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Winner of the Kimbo look-a-like contest

Curtis Williams is a happy man! Not only does he look like one of the most popular fighters on the planet which is sure to get him tons of chicks, but he just won tickets to attend Saturday Oct.4th’s highly-anticipated EliteXC CBS Saturday Night Fights event at the BankAtlantic Center in Sunrise, Fla.. The look-a-like … Read more